By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — U.S. Senator Bob Casey is sponsoring a bill to protect children from falling furniture.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Orders U.S., Commonwealth Flags To Half-Staff For Former Vice President Walter Mondale
The STURDY Act — or the Stop Tip-Overs Of Unstable, Risky Dressers On Youth bill — would make stability standards for manufactures mandatory rather than voluntary. Companies would need to get their products tested for safety and stability before being sold.READ MORE: EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between J&J Vaccine And Blood Clots, But Says Benefits Outweigh Risks
Casey’s bill claims 460 children have died in tip-overs since 2000. The bill also claims a child is injured that way every 46 minutes.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,577 New Coronavirus Cases, 77 More Deaths
In 2014, two little girls in Aliquippa, Ryeley and Brooklyn Beatty, were killed when a dresser fell on them. In 2017, a girl in New Kensington was hurt when an entertainment center fell on her.